BRANTFORD – If there had been any concerns about the offensive output of the Brantford Blast as of late, those concerns were put to rest Friday night at the Brantford and District Civic Centre.
The Blast sliced and diced the visiting Norwood Vipers, 16-2, but remain in second place behind the late surging Dundas Real McCoys who will be hosting this year’s Allan Cup tournament.
The Blast are two points behind the McCoys after playing an identical 18 games with five games remaining in the regular season.
The Vipers may have stoked up the Blast by scoring the first goal of the game at 2:16, but that would be the only time the Norwood bench would get a chance to feel good about themselves as the awakened giants rose to thoroughly humiliate the Vipers the rest of the night.
By the time the final buzzer mercifully ended the dissection of the Vipers, 16 Blast players had added points to their personal statistics and most of the visiting Norwood fans went home early.
Leading the point parade was John Jankus with a seven point night (1G, 6A), Chad Spurr (3G,3A), Joel Prpic (3G,2A), and Six Nations/New Credit’s Cam Sault with a goal and three assists.
The battle for first place continues this Friday night when the Dundas Real McCoys with recently retired NHL’er Matthew Baraby in the lineup, invade the Brantford and District Civic Centre for a 7:30 start.